February 2021

Proli-GEAFaSa rapport / report 2020

Ce rapport du projet de Promotion de l’innovation locale en Gestion de l’Eau dans l’Agriculture Familiale au Sahel (Proli-GEAFaSa) a pour but de partager sur l’avancement de la mise en œuvre des activités au cours de la première année.

Ce projet financé par Misereor vise à améliorer la gestion de l’eau en agriculture familiale au Sahel – en particulier au Burkina Faso et au Sénégal – par l’identification d’innovations locales de petits agriculteurs familiaux, l’expérimentation conjointe menée par les agriculteurs pour les valider et / ou améliorer et la diffusion des principes et des idées inspirantes à d’autres agriculteurs. Cela leur permettra d’améliorer leur sécurité alimentaire et leur résilience face aux changements climatiques.

Scaling up local capacity to innovate: Year 1 report

Year 1 of the 3-year Misereor-funded project Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate for Food and Nutrition Security (SULCI-FaNS) was completed in September 2020. Prolinnova Country Platforms (CPs) in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana and Kenya are engaged in strengthening the innovation capacities of small-scale farmers, particularly women and women’s groups, to improve food and nutrition security and resilience of local communities. They are also building the capacity of other stakeholders in agricultural research and development in promoting local innovation and farmer-led joint research and seeking to scale up this approach. SULCI-FaNS supports activities in the West & Central Africa and Eastern & Southern Africa subregions working toward regionalisation of the Prolinnova network in Africa. The Year 1 report describes achievements at these different levels.

PK's 2020 annual report

The coordinator of Prolinnova–Kenya, Vincent Mariadho, reports on the Country Platform’s activities in 2020, focused primarily on implementation of the SULCI-FaNS (Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate for Food and Nutrition Security) project, including documentation and global sharing of experiences in farmer-led participatory innovation. You can find the report here.

Links: our publications on farmer innovation

Here are some links to publications of Prolinnova–South India partners on farmer innovation:

PID, LISF & farmer-network experiences in agroecological intensification in Mali

The Farmer-led Research Network (FaReNe) project is a joint project of Prolinnova partners in Burkina Faso and Mali with financial support from the McKnight Foundation and technical support from the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), host of the Prolinnova international secretariat. It looks at how best to organise and use farmer-led innovation approaches, such as Participatory Innovation Development (PID), Local Innovation Support Facility/Fund (LISF) and farmer networking, and how these can contribute to agro-ecological intensification. ADAF-Gallè, the host organisation of the Country Platform in Mali, hosted a writeshop for partners from both countries in late 2018. The team in Mali produced the following three documents (in French) on their past three years of experiences with PID, LISFs and farmer-led research networks:

Quarterly reports on Proli-GEAFaSa project

Rapports trimestriels sur le projet Proli-GEAFaSa

Ces rapports portent sur les activités qui ont été mise en oeuvre dans le cadre du projet de 3 ans « Promotion de l’Innovation Locale dans la Gestion de l’Eau en Agriculture Familiale au Sahel » (Proli-GEAFaSa), qui a démarré en janvier 2020. Ils sont structurés autour des points suivants : (i) une description des changements survenus dans les contextes politique, économique, social et organisationnel qui influencent la mise en oeuvre du projet ; (ii) les réalisations en lien avec les objectifs du projet, (iii) les difficultés rencontrées et enseignements tirés et (iv) la conclusion.

Quarterly reports on the Proli-GEAFaSa project

Prolinnova-Senegal activities in 2020

Le coordinateur de Prolinnova-Sénégal a présenté les activités de la plateforme nationale au cours de l'année écoulée lors de l'atelier virtuel des partenaires africains du 26 au 28 octobre 2020. La présentation du PPT se trouve ici et le rapport (7 pages) ici.

The coordinator of Prolinnova–Senegal presented the national platform’s activities during the past year at the virtual African Partners Workshop on 26–28 October 2020. The PPT presentation and report (both in French) can be found above.

Annual report 2019–20 from Eastern & Southern Africa

As part of the regionalisation process within the Prolinnova network, two subregional coordinators (SRCs) were appointed part-time in Africa, with funding through the SULCI-FaNS (Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovation for Food and Nutrition Security) project. In the Eastern & Southern Africa subregion, Jacob Wanyama started work as the new SRC in June 2020, taking over from the interim SRC Brigid Letty.